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The problem with evaluating the current impact of new Mass Media technology on the “younger generation” is how to separate the cause from the effect. Obviously, new forms of Mass Media alters how people process information on an individual level, as well as alter social-group behaviour. There is, however, an added component; the business interests of the various dominant Mass Media also attempt to influence target audiences as the companies adapt to changing markets. The companies try to shape behavioural trends to their advantage, while chasing the largest demographic group as possible.
So here is the question – is the apparent dumbing down of news reporting to a form of entertainment a natural consequence of the changing Mass Media Technology ? – Or is it an economic/business choice of least resistance by large Mass media companies struggling to remain viable ?
As a consequence, is in-depth news analysis no longer of value to those below the age of 40 or do they seek that analysis from other sources than the traditional news outlets ?
The view from the wilds
Truth – forest of clicks
– differing Opinion –
See companion post – Implied Spaces: Insert Message Here